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  1. Global Public Interest and ICANN

    By Gangesh Varma Global Public Interest is a difficult term to define. Any attempt to define it has always been met with resistance, or dissatisfaction. Yet, it features prominently in ICANN’s universe – through its bylaws, documents and contracts. In this post, I recapitulate the discussions surrounding… Read More

  2. CCWG-Accountability: A Marrakech Wrap-up

    By Aarti Bhavana With the final two chartering organizations confirming their approval yesterday, the co-chairs of the CCWG-Accountability sent the Final Report to the ICANN Board, which has now been transmitted to the NTIA. Today’s CCWG meeting outlined the work that lies ahead in the… Read More

  3. A Marrakech update: CCWG-Accountability at ICANN55

    By Aarti Bhavana The most discussed topic floating around the surprisingly chilly winds of Marrakech this week has been the CCWG-Accountability proposal. Over the past few weeks we traced the evolution of each recommendation of this Final Report, which was sent to all the chartering organizations for… Read More

  4. On the Road to Marrakech, Part 7

    By Gangesh Varma Recommendation #5: The next post in our series tracking the development of the CCWG Accountability Proposal is on Recommendation #5: Changing Aspects of ICANN’s Mission, Commitment and Core Values.  The CCWG Accountability through Recommendation 5, proposed changes… Read More

  5. On the Road to Marrakech: Part 6

    By Aarti Bhavana Recommendation 11 In continuation of our series on CCWG-Accountability recommendations, this post examines one of the most controversial recommendation: Board Obligations with Regard to Governmental Advisory Committee Advice (Stress Test #18). Previous posts in this series can be read here. No other recommendation… Read More

  6. CCWG Accountability: On the Road to Marrakech, Part 5

    By Gangesh Varma Recommendation 7 Continuing our series on tracking the CCWG Accountability Process, in our fifth post, we look at Recommendation 7 which concerns ICANN’s Independent Review Process. This post examines the key changes and developments since the 3rd Draft Proposal was opened… Read More

  7. CCWG-Accountability: On the road to Marrakech, Part 4

    By Aarti Bhavana Recommendations 3 and 10 As we fast approach the ICANN55 meeting at Marrakech, we continue our series of posts tracking the CCWG-Accountability process. Previous posts in this series can be read here, here and here. This post examines Recommendation #3: Redefining ICANN’s… Read More

  8. CCWG-Accountability: On the road to Marrakech, Part 3

    By Gangesh Varma Recommendation 4 In the weeks leading up to the ICANN 55 Meeting at Marrakech, we are doing a series of posts tracking the CCWG-Accountability process. The first and second posts by Aarti Bhavana analyze Recommendations 1 & 2 and Recommendation 6  & 12 respectively. This… Read More

  9. CCWG-Accountability: On the road to Marrakech, Part 1

    By Aarti Bhavana Recommendations 1 & 2 In the weeks leading up to the ICANN 55 Meeting at Marrakech , we are doing a series of posts tracking the CCWG-Accountability process. Through these posts we will be examining all the recommendations and trace their developments since… Read More

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